Beautiful scenery for third Twilight Walk

Walkers pace the track at Grattan Raceway.

Gilda’s Club benefit of event  Visit scenic Grattan for an evening of entertainment including music by the Stroke Of MidnitE and memory and tribute flags for those affected by cancer. The walk takes place at the Grattan Raceway Thursday, August 4 with registration at 5 p.m. Organizers hope the evening of comraderie for a good […]

National Night Out Tuesday, August 2


Celebrate an evening of fun and friendship with local law enforcement officers during National Night Out in Rockford, the seventh annual event for the town. Families are invited to come on down to downtown in this event which was designed nationally as a way for neighborhoods to “take back the night” from crime and criminals. […]

Golf event helps students succeed

The Rotary Club of Rockford and the Rotary Club of Grand Rapids are hosting the 15th Annual STRIVE Golf Outing this year on August 15 to support the STRIVE Scholarship program. The program provides mentoring, life skills coaching and scholarships to at-risk students at Rockford, Creston and Ottawa Hills high schools. Local Rotary clubs are […]

Fire at Arnies Rockford location

A fire at Arnies during the Blues  concert series added extra excitement to the evenings entertainment. The restaurant was evacuated while fire fighters worked inside.

MAIN STREET by Roger Allen, publisher

The tenure fuss Tenure is a lifetime job guarantee much offered in academia. It is a benefit which must be earned by performance. It was designed to ensure freedom of thought. Tenure can be revoked for cause, but it is a valuable employment benefit sometimes offered in lieu of pay. Strangely, job guarantees are not […]